Flash Fiction Challenge: Straight or Left

Lake Ponchetrain writing prompt photo copyright K. S. Brooks.
Lake Ponchetrain photo copyright K. S. Brooks. Do not use without attribution.

Tanya had been thinking about leaving for years: packing up what she could fit in her car and just driving away. Each time she got close, fear of the unknown had stopped her. The devil you know, and all that.

This time – this time he’d gone too far. The car was packed. She was on the outskirts of town. Tanya knew once she crossed that bridge, there was no turning back.

But the bridge was so long; she couldn’t see land on the other side. Fear paralyzed her. Drivers behind her began honking their horns. Tanya had to make up her mind: straight or left. And she had to choose quickly.

Welcome to the Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture and the written prompt above. Do not include the prompt in your entry. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level.

Use the comment section below to submit your entry. Entries will be accepted until Tuesday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. No political or religious entries, please.

On Tuesday night, judges will select the strongest entries, and on Wednesday afternoon, we will open voting to the public with an online poll so they may choose the winner. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday.

On Friday afternoon, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature. Then, at year end, the winners will be featured in an anthology like this one. Best of luck to you all in your writing!

Entries only in the comment section. Other comments will be deleted. See HERE for additional information and terms. Please note the rule changes for 2015.

2015 Toronto Book Awards

The Toronto Book Awards is now accepting submissions of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto. To be eligible for the 2015 Toronto Book Awards, books must be published between January 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015. Authors do not necessarily have to reside in Toronto.

Deadline: April 30, 2015

Entry fee: None noted

For more information, please visit their website.

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